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GA Express 358: Presidential Picks

GA Express 358: Presidential Picks

The final pieces of the puzzle have come together with Tiger Woods and Ernie Els revealing their Captain’s picks for the Presidents Cup to be played at Royal Melbourne next month. 12 Nov 2019
Woods picks himself to play Presidents Cup

Woods picks himself to play Presidents Cup

Tiger Woods will grace Royal Melbourne's fairways next month after selecting himself as playing Captain for the United States' Presidents Cup clash with Ernie Els' International Team. 8 Nov 2019
Thomas backs Tiger to play Presidents Cup

Thomas backs Tiger to play Presidents Cup

American ace Justin Thomas has backed Tiger Woods to pick himself on the USA's star-studded team to face Ernie Els' Internationals at this year's Presidents Cup. 16 Oct 2019
Morri: Golf’s perception problem

Morri: Golf’s perception problem

No doubt it takes great skill to achieve but can somebody please explain the fascination with tournament courses cutting their fairways in a chequerboard pattern? 2 Oct 2019
Presidents Cup: Tiger Woods’ Blog Vol.4

Presidents Cup: Tiger Woods’ Blog Vol.4

Now that we officially filled eight of our 12 spots, it’s time reflect on the past few weeks and then look at what’s ahead for the US Team. 16 Sep 2019
Course Design: Fantastic Fives

Course Design: Fantastic Fives

Par-5s aren’t what they used to be, at least in the way they are played at the top echelons of the game. But as Golf Australia Architecture Editor Mike Clayton explains, Australia still has a bunch of first-class long holes no one would ever describe as ‘nondescripts’. 13 Sep 2019
Woods exploring options to play in Melbourne

Woods exploring options to play in Melbourne

US skipper Tiger Woods will rely on practice matches with teammates in Florida to justify picking himself to play at December's Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne. 20 Aug 2019
Presidents Cup: Tiger Woods’ final top-eight qualifiers

Presidents Cup: Tiger Woods’ final top-eight qualifiers

The top-eight qualifiers for the 2019 Presidents Cup US Team are final and captain Tiger Woods will lead a group that are all inside the top 20 in the Official World Golf Ranking and have a combined 11 PGA Tour victories this season. 19 Aug 2019
Baddeley's season over after injury

Baddeley's season over after injury

Aaron Baddeley's PGA Tour Playoffs campaign has come to an abrupt end with the Victorian withdrawing injured from the Northern Trust event in New Jersey. 9 Aug 2019
Presidents Cup: Captain Els to have no say in Royal Melbourne set-up

Presidents Cup: Captain Els to have no say in Royal Melbourne set-up

International captain Ernie Els will have no say in the set-up of Royal Melbourne for the Presidents Cup but still thinks his knowledge of a venue where he holds the course record can help his players. 2 Aug 2019
Wolff dreaming of return to Royal Melbourne

Wolff dreaming of return to Royal Melbourne

Rising star Matthew Wolff says a dream return to Royal Melbourne is motivation to prove himself worthy to Presidents Cup captain Tiger Woods during the PGA Tour's upcoming play-offs. 31 Jul 2019
Presidents Cup standings update: Smith re-joins top eight

Presidents Cup standings update: Smith re-joins top eight

With four weeks remaining until the top-eight players on each team officially qualify for the 2019 Presidents Cup, Cameron Smith re-joined the top eight in the International Team standings after a T20 finish at The Open Championship elevated the Queenslander two spots from No.10 to No.8. 24 Jul 2019
Course Design: Two-Shot Stars

Course Design: Two-Shot Stars

Two-shot holes – whether they are medium to long par-4s or short par-5s – make up the majority of holes we all play. Golf Australia Architecture Editor Mike Clayton explains what separates the great from the good and reveals a host of Australia’s best. 17 Jul 2019
Presidents Cup: Tiger Woods Blog Vol.3

Presidents Cup: Tiger Woods Blog Vol.3

A lot has happened since I last wrote one of these. After a trip to Thailand to show Sam and Charlie where their grandma is from, I wanted to share a few of my thoughts on the past couple of months and how our team is shaping up for the Presidents Cup. It’s hard to believe that in a little over a month the top 8 for each team will be locked in. 15 Jul 2019
Ernie’s Internationals’ core strength

Ernie’s Internationals’ core strength

With the core of his Internationals Presidents Cup team seemingly in place, Ernie Els is looking for lightning in a bottle. 11 Jul 2019
GA Express 340: Ernie's Core Strength

GA Express 340: Ernie's Core Strength

International Team Captain Ernie Els will be hoping his core players can lead the way and help him convince rookies such as Cameron Smith and Haotong Li that their team has what it takes to lift the Presidents Cup for the first time since 1998. 9 Jul 2019
Presidents Cup standings update: July

Presidents Cup standings update: July

With seven weeks remaining until the top-eight players on each team officially qualify for the 2019 Presidents Cup, Thailand’s Jazz Janewattananond has moved into position at No.8 in the International Team standings after a successful June highlighted by his win at the Kolon Korea Open. 4 Jul 2019
Course Design: Short Fours

Course Design: Short Fours

Golf Australia Architecture Editor Mike Clayton dissects the qualities of what makes a great short par-4 and reveals some of the best in the game can be found here in Australia. 4 Jul 2019
Mickelson to lean on Woods for Cup start

Mickelson to lean on Woods for Cup start

Phil Mickelson has just six weeks left to qualify for the Presidents Cup in Australia and avoid relying on a captain's pick from skipper Tiger Woods. 3 Jul 2019
Presidents Cup standings update

Presidents Cup standings update

Gary Woodland is the newest member of the coveted top eight in the U.S. Presidents Cup standings after he held off two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka to win the U.S. Open by three strokes at Pebble Beach Golf Links for his fourth career PGA TOUR victory and first major title. The win vaulted Woodland from No.12 to No.7 in the standings as he looks to represent the United States in the Presidents Cup for the first time in his 11-year career on the PGA Tour. 19 Jun 2019
Course design: The joy of 3s

Course design: The joy of 3s

One-shot holes are golf’s great leveller, where professionals and high handicappers can find success. What are some of the greatest par-3s in the nation? Golf Australia Architecture Editor Mike Clayton casts his eye across the best and what makes them better than others. 18 Jun 2019